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1. Stress on the emotional and personal aspects of religion.
2. Affected or exaggerated piety.
3. Pietism A reform movement in the German Lutheran Church during the 1600s and 1700s, which strove to renew the devotional ideal in the Protestant religion.

[German Pietismus, from Latin pietās, piety; see piety.]

pi′e·tist n.
pi′e·tis′tic adj.
pi′e·tis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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nPietist(in) m(f); (= pious person)frommer Mensch; (pej)Frömmler(in) m(f)
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"What is a Pietist, papa?" asked Kitty, dismayed to find that what she prized so highly in Madame Stahl had a name.
"I used to know her husband, and her too a little, before she'd joined the Pietists."
Now, as always, Clare's father was sanguine as a child; and though the younger could not accept his parent's narrow dogma he revered his practice, and recognized the hero under the pietist. Perhaps he revered his father's practice even more now than ever, seeing that, in the question of making Tessy his wife, his father had not once thought of inquiring whether she were well provided or penniless.
It may seem that with Shyovitz's interest in German pietist sensibility for the natural world, we have moved rather far from the animal question in its Agambenian framework, namely, how human animality is subjected to the social and political categories generated by the anthropological machine.
Next, she analyzes the influential work on Muslim womenAEs pietist agency by Pakistani emigre, Saba Mahmood, in order to demonstrate its impact on the post-secular turn that her thesis has encouraged in academia and the new pedagogy on Muslim women.
More specifically, I propose that taking the Pietist sympathies and connections of Anna's key ministers as our point of departure allows us to tentatively identify shared patterns and meaning in a variety of policy initiatives pursued by these dignitaries that hitherto have not been adequately explained.
I once considered becoming a Pietist, until I was told there were actually no pies involved.
The Pietist movement combined the Lutheranism of the time with the Reformed emphasis on individual piety and living a vigorous Christian life.
Chow considers previous dichotomous interpretations of Christian theology during the First Chinese Enlightenment (Fundamentalist/Modernist or Confucian Activist/Daoist Pietist) to be inadequate, and instead posits a trichotomous interpretation that he adapts from church historian Justo Gonzalez and missiologists Stephen Bevans and Roger Schroeder.
Call for Papers: The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College will host an international conference "Continuity and Change: 50 Years of Amish Society" June 9-11, 2016.
It is known, however, that one of the persons chiefly responsible for the publication of this hymn book was Johann Konrad Ziegler (1692-1731), a leader in the Pietist revival at the Swiss town of Schaffhausen, who was also that movement's poet and hymn writer.
Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg, Pietist Lutheran missionary educated at Halle and commissioned by the Danish king, arrived at the Danish enclave of Tranquebar (Tarangambadi), South India, in July of 1706, and shortly set about learning Tamil.